Archives—October 2011

Student News Briefs: October 28, 2011

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FILM BOARD:  This week Film Board is showing Cowboys & Aliens in Fisher 135.  It will be shown on Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29 at 6:00, 8:30, and 11:00 pm.  Tickets are $3 each and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents.  If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Carissa Lindeman, at clindema@mtu.edu.”

Next week’s movie is Harry Potter 7: Parts 1 & 2.

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LATIN DANCE:  The NOSOTROS student organization is holding a Latin dance on Friday, October 28 at the Michigan Tech MUB Ballroom A starting at 8:00 pm with salsa lessons by Dr. Thomas Werner and continuing at 9:00 pm with open floor.  This is a Halloween party, wear your scary costumes!  Light snacks and soft drinks will be provided.  This event is FREE and is sponsored by the Graduate Student Government and the Undergraduate Student Government.  For information contact Alessia Uboni at auboni@mtu.edu.

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BROKEN BREAD MEAL CELEBRATION:  The Intervarsity Christian Fellowship is organizing a Broken Bread Meal Celebration on Friday, October 28 from 9:00 pm – midnight in the Wads Dining Hall.  Come learn about injustices around the world through unique and interactive activities.  We will be serving food that is served to refugees.  Over $500 in fair trade and justice-related prizes will be raffled off.  The more activities you do, the higher your chances of winning.  If you have any questions email Andrea Walvatne at ajwalvat@mtu.edu.

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HUSKYLEAD:  Event Planning and Logistics is the topic of the next HuskyLEAD session to be held on Tuesday, November 1 at 6:00 pm in the MUB Ballroom.  By attending this session, you will have a better understanding of how to plan large and small scale events.  You will learn what resources and opportunities are available to your student organization to enhance its success.  HuskyLEAD session are open to all Michigan Tech students and student organization officers are encouraged to attend.  If you have any questions, email Beth Lunde, Assistant Vice President for Student Life, at blunde@mtu.edu.
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NATIVE AMERICAN MONTH:  November is Native American Month and  the American Indian Society for Engineers and Scientists (AISES) and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) are sponsoring the following events to be held next week:
Tuesday, November 1:  History of a People, Doreen Blaker, 5:00-6:00 pm in MUB Ballroom B1
Wednesday, November 2:  Birch Bark Basket Making, 5:00-7:00 pm at Center for Diversity and Inclusion building.  Please RSVP to loriann@mtu.edu.
Thursday, November 4:  Two Spiritness film & discussion, 7:00-8:30 pm, Fisher 135
All events are free and open to the public.  If you have any questions, contact the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at 487-2920.

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GLOBAL CITY PRESENTATION:  Global City registered student organization is sponsoring the presentation, Famine in Eastern Africa,  by members of the African Student Association, Addishiwot Teshome, Ornella Nkurunziza, Regina Baiden, Haki Kiema and Jaime Craig.  The presentation will be held on Tuesday, November 1 from 6:00-7:00 pm in FISHER 139.  Pizza and beverages will be provided.  Please bring your own cup/mug to minimize waste.

The famine in Eastern Africa, affecting northern Kenya, South-Eastern Ethiopia, Southern Somalia and Djibouti has led to the loss of livestock and crop failure, the main assets for the most affected people in the region and, in turn, their migration into increasingly-overcrowded refugee camps.  The human toll that this climate and geopolitical-induced tragedy has taken is estimated to be in the tens of thousands and threatens to grow to nearly a million.  Despite the obstacles faced by relief organizations, strides have been made in mitigating the disaster and the viability of long-term solutions are in the discussion.  This presentation will elaborate these causes, effects, mitigation efforts and outlook for the famine-stricken region, as well as present ways you can help.

Questions about the Global City presentation can be directed to Taile Leswifi at tleswifi@mtu.edu.

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WINTER CARNIVAL PLANNING:  Winter Carnival dates for 2012 are February 8 – 11.  Applications for Winter Carnival Month Long Statues,  Queens and  Stage Revue will be available in the Blue Key office (Student Org office, MUB 106) starting Tuesday, November 1 at 8:00 am.  Application due dates and other important Winter Carnival dates will be given out with the applications.  Email any questions to bluekey@mtu.edu

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IBV RECRUITMENT EVENT:  The International Business Ventures (IBV) Enterprise will be holding a recruitment event on Tuesday, November 1 at 7:00 pm in U113 in the M&M Building.
IBV offers a unique opportunity for students to learn how to develop new solutions to Bio-medical problems and bring to market new products for which a need has been identified. Current projects include an Infant Heart Annuciator design to detect the weak heartbeat of an infant that would otherwise be declared stillborn in developing countries, a Pandemic Ventilator that would be low-cost so hospitals could easily stockpile them in case of an emergency, like Hurricane Katrina or Haiti, and a anesthesia blower for a German company that develop an anesthesia drive system to allow anesthesia and ventilation to be provided in areas where compressed gas is not readily available. To find out more about IBV, please visit our website: http://www.enterprise.mtu.edu/ibv/site/.  Looking for Business majors, Electrical engineers, Mechanical engineers, Computer Engineers, Bio-medical engineers and others!  Don’t sign up for spring classes without checking us out!  Pizza and pop will be provided. If you would like to join but are unable to attend, or if you have any other questions, please email joinibv-l@mtu.edu, or contact Caitlin Pionke at crpionke@mtu.edu.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR BOUNCE-O-RAMA EVENT:  If you are looking for a community service opportunity or something fun to do, the MTU Preschool would like to invite your organization to participate in our upcoming Bounce-O-Rama fundraising event to be held on Saturday, November 12, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm in the SDC Multi-purpose Room.  This event is open to the entire community, including  high school and college students, and adults.  Bounce-O-Rama is a carnival-type event with many inflatable obstacles and play areas for participants to enjoy. 

Volunteer 1st shift: 9:30am – 12:30pm (includes training time)

Volunteer 2nd shift: 12:00pm – 3:00pm (includes training time)

We need volunteers mainly to supervise the different areas – things like moon walks, inflatable slides, velcro wall – to make sure the participants stay safe, stay in age appropriate groups, and to rotate participants through according to lines, time bouncing, etc.  In return for a 3-hour shift, volunteers will each receive a free bracelet pass for the remainder of the event so you can do some bouncing yourselves during the half hour before the event and in between shifts and training.  This is a $10 value.  A similar event was recently held at the Superior Dome in Marquette.

If your organization can participate, please respond to Ryan Towles, MTU Preschool Board President, at ratowles@mtu.edu by Monday, October 31.

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TIE DYE EVENT:  Green Campus Enterprise will be hosting a tie dying recruitment event on Thursday, November 5 at 5:00 pm in Dow 110.  There will be free pizza  provided!  Green Campus is part of the enterprise program on campus that students can join and use as senior design electives.  The goal of the Green Campus Enterprise is to help the Michigan Tech Administration effectively engage the university community in reducing the carbon footprint.  Some of the projects we’re working on include a carbon calculator, energy reduction in computer labs and buildings, campus awareness, and wind turbine feasibility. If interested in learning more about Green Campus, feel free to attend the tie dying event, attend a weekly meeting at 5:00 pm in Rehki 214 on Thursdays, or contact greencampuscontact-L@mtu.edu or Jace Toney at jatoney@mtu.edu.

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Student News Briefs: October 21, 2011

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FILM BOARD:  This week Film Board is showing Captain America in 3D in Fisher 135.  It will be shown on Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22nat 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30 pm. Because this movie is being shown in 3D, please be sure to bring your valid Tech ID to check out 3D glasses.  Tickets are $3 each and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents.   If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Carissa Lindeman, at clindema@mtu.edu.

 Next week’s movie is Cowboys & Aliens.

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FREE CLOTHING GIVEAWAY:  Grace Lutheran Church of South Range is holding a FREE CLOTHING GIVEAWAY Saturday, October 22 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  There will be clothing of all kinds ranging from young children to adults of all sizes.  The event in open to anyone and everyone.  If you have any questions please call Grace Lutheran at 482-2011.

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SPEAKERS’ FORUM AND SPIRIT OF THE HARVEST POWWOW:  Michigan Tech’s American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) and the Native American Student Association will be hosting The Speakers’ Forum and Spirit of the Harvest Powwow this weekend.

On Friday, Oct. 21, a Speakers’ Forum will take place from 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. in the Douglass Houghton Hall Ballroom.  The Forum will include an opening ceremony with a drum group, information about Michigan Tech, a tour of campus laboratories, and at 1:00 pm, a presentation by Lowery Begay, motivational speaker and Navajo hoop dancer.

The 16th Annual Spirit of the Harvest Powwow will be held on Saturday October 22 at the SDC Multipurpose Room.  Grand entries start at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm.  Special presentatins during the Powwow include hoop dancer, Lowery Begay, at 2:00 and 7:00 pm, Honor Song for Army Pfc Robert L. Voakes Jr. at 3:00 pm, and the Pink Shawl Presentation at 4:30 pm.  The Powwow ends at 8:00 pm.

All events are free and open to the public.
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HUSKYLEAD:  Please join us for the next HuskyLEAD session, Building a Better Team, on Tuesday, October 25 at 6:00 pm in the MUB Ballroom.  This interactive leadership session will familiarize you with managing group dynamics, working through conflict management, and understanding others perspectives through various team building techniques.  HuskyLEAD is open to all Michigan Tech students, and registered student organization officers are encouraged to attend.  Questions about HuskyLEAD can be directed to Beth Lunde, Assistant Vice President for Student Life, at blunde@mtu.edu.

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PRESENTATION/DANCE/LATIN CULTURE:  The NOSOTROS Student Organization will be holding two events next week.  Join us for the forth presentation of the series, A Door to Latin Culture, on Tuesday October 25 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in Fisher 138.  Rudiger Escobar Wolf will talk about his country, Guatemala.  Pizza and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.  This event is supported by the Parents Fund at Michigan Tech.

Then, don’t miss our next Latin dance on Friday, October 28 at the MUB Ballroom A starting at 8:00 pm with a salsa class and open floor at 9:00 pm.  This is a Halloween party so wear your scary costumes!  Light snacks and soft drinks will be provided.  Sponsored by GSG and USG.

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HAUNTED HAUS:  The local Zeta Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Pi Fraternity, located at 1206 College Avenue, is hosting its 25th Annual Haunted Haus Friday, October 28 and Saturday October 29.  This event has risen upwards of $1,000 a year and more than $20,000 for the local Pigs ‘N’ Heat Charity. The Brothers of Sigma Pi hope to see support in helping our local Pigs ‘N’ Heat and are offering a $1 off entry with a 2 can donation to this year’s Haunted Haus Can Drive.  Questions about the Haunted Haus can be directed to Benjamin Urness at bhurness@mtu.edu.
Time:  7 :00 – 9 :00 pm:  All Ages        9:00 pm – midnight:  Suggested Ages 12 & Up
Admission:  $5 Ages 12 & Up,    $3 Ages 5- 11,    Free Admission Ages 4 & Below        

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ICE LEADERSHIP SOCIETY: Come join the ICE (Innovate, Create, Engage) Leadership Society’s membership meeting Thursday, October 27 and participate in some challenging and fun activities while learning the ins and outs of developing your leadership skills.  This new student organization meets in EERC 214 at 7:00 pm every other Thursday and would love to see you there!  Contact Tyler Myers at tcmyers@mtu.edu with any questions or check us out on Facebook.

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BIRD MONITORING PRESENTATION:  The Framework and Challenges of Monitoring Birds on a Regional Level will be presented by Katie Koch, USFWS Midwest Bird Monitoring Coordinator, on Friday, October 28 at 1:00 pm in Forestry G002.  Koch is part of The Midwest Coordinated Bird Monitoring Partnership which was established in 2009 with the hope of providing a means to help wildlife professionals better understand and interface raptor conservation needs with climate change, energy development, land use practices, and food production across the Midwestern landscape.  Monitoring is essential to successful local and landscape-scale bird conservation planning, guiding design of on-the-ground activities, and evaluation of implementation practices to inform adaptive management.  Questions about the presentation can be directed to Auriel Van Der Laar at avanderlaar@gmail.com.  This presentation is brought to you by Birdbums, a registered student organization at Michigan Tech. 

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LITTLE BROTHERS/FRIENDS OF THE ELDERLY: Little Brothers/Friends of the Elderly are still in need of volunteers for our woodcutting program before the weather turns.  This program provides wood to over 90 elderly in need in Houghton County that need wood to heat their homes throughout the winter. Volunteer groups will go to either a wood lot or an elderly person’s home to cut and split wood. We provide all equipment, including chainsaws, mauls, a hydraulic splitter, and safety equipment. Volunteers will also make deliveries of wood to an elderly person’s home if necessary. Volunteer groups must have people with some experience cutting and splitting wood. If you are interested, please e-mail Rebekka at rdmikkol@mtu.edu or call Little Brothers at 906-482-6944 as soon as possible.

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GARRISON KEILLOR AT THE ROZSA:  Garrison Keillor is coming to the Rozsa Center on Wednesday, October 26 at 7:30 pm for An Evening of Storytelling.  This will be a rare and intimate performance, with Garrison taking the stage alone.  Exactly what will he do?  That will be a surprise!  He may sing; he may tell jokes; he may tell stories about the little town of Lake Wobegone “…where the women are strong, the men are good looking, and all the children are above average,” or he may read something from one of his books of poetry.  To purchase tickets, please call 487-2073, go online to tickets.mtu.edu, or visit Ticketing Operations at the SDC. 

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ASB TRIP TO PUERTO RICO:  In order to secure the best airfare, Student Activities is rounding up interest early for the Alternative Spring Break service trip to Puerto Rico!  Participants will depart from the Houghton County Airport on Saturday, March 3, and return on Saturday March 10.  The cost to you will be $900 – $1000 at this time depending on flights, and this price includes airfare, travel to and from the airport, lodging and most meals.  This service trip is in collaboration with the Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers at Polytechnic University in San Juan.  The service project entails maintaining the grounds of a Catholic retreat center and the surrounding forest.

The service trip is open to all Michigan Tech students who are in good standing and have maintained at least a 2.0 GPA.  Please complete the application ASB Puerto Rico application and bring to Student Activities in MUB 112 as soon as possible.  Additional questions may be directed to activities@mtu.edu , or call 487-2402.  Acceptance will be based on a first come-first served basis; also academic standing and responses to the essay questions will be taken into consideration for final selection.  Upon acceptance, you will be asked to commit with a $500 non-refundable down payment.

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Student News Briefs: October 14, 2011

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SPIRIT OF THE HARVEST POWWOW:  Please join the Michigan Tech AISES/Native American Student Association for the annual Spirit of the Harvest Powwow.  This free event takes place on Saturday, October 22.  Grand Entry is at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm.  For more information, please visit: http://www.powwows.com/native-american-information/ or call the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at 487-2920.

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FILM BOARD:  This week’s Film Board movie is Transformers 3 in 3D in Fisher 135.  It will be shown on Friday, October 14 and Saturday, October 15 at 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30 pm.  Because this movie is being shown in 3D, please be sure to bring your valid Tech ID to check out 3D glasses.  Tickets for the show are $3 each and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents.   If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Carissa Lindeman, at clindema@mtu.edu.

Next week’s movie is Captain America.

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GLOBAL CITY PRESENTATION:  Global City is teaming up with Copper Country Guatemala Accompaniment Project (CCGAP) to welcome photojournalist Graham Hunt to the UP.   The groups are sponsoring a presentation on Tuesday, October 18 in FISHER 329 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm.  Pizza and beverages will be provided.  Please bring your own cup/mug to minimize waste.  Hunt has documented the activities of indigenous organizations who educate local communities about their rights in relation to mining corporations.  Graham had served previously as an accompanier to witnesses in the genocide trials, so he is well-acquainted with the issues of social justice and the environment.  Global City is a registered student organization that brings together graduate students, undergraduates, and faculty to share knowledge and experiences about global issues and cultural diversity.   For more information, you may contact Taile Leswifi at tleswifi@mtu.edu, visit our website http://global.students.mtu.edu/ or find us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/MTUGlobalCity

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SWING LESSONS:  Swing Club is hosting a free, beginner-level, 5-week East Coast Swing lesson series beginning Tuesday, October 18 at 8:00 pm in the MUB Commons.  All are invited; no partner is required.  Open dance follows at 9:00 pm.  Please contact swing@mtu.edu if you have any questions, or Bert Spychalski at rmspycha@mtu.edu.

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HUSKYLEAD:  The Michigan Tech HuskyLead session for Tuesday, October 18 is Roberts Rules of Order and How to Run a Meeting.   HuskyLead sessions meet every Tuesday at 6:00 pm in MUB Ballroom A1 and will continue until Fall break.  Participants attending Roberts Rules of Order will learn the best techniques and practices in how to run a meeting.  The purpose of HuskyLead workshops is to educate and elevate the leadership development of our student organization officers and their members.  We hope that students attending will build understanding and skills needed for leadership within their student organization, as well as in other areas of their life.  HuskyLead is open to all interested students.  Student organization officers and members are highly encouraged to attend one or all sessions.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Beth Lunde at blunde@mtu.edu .

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Student News Briefs: October 10, 2011

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RAIL INDUSTRY PRESENTATION:  Join the Railroad Engineering and Activities Club (REAC) Tuesday , October 11th from 6-7:30 pm in DOW 875 for a presentation and to meet with a member from industry.  Pizza and pop will be provided.  You will learn about the Rail Industry and the great future they can provide for you.  Hope to see you there. For questions, contact Michael Larson at mhlarson@mtu.edu.

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INTERFAITH DIALOGUE:  Is there one that is true?  Please join Dr. Subodh Pandit October 12 – 14 (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday) from 7:00 – 9:00 pm in M&M U115 to compare the five main world religions– Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism and Judaism.  He will also be addressing the existence of God and if there is objectivity in the concept of Truth.  These presentations are sponsored by the Campus HOPE Christian Organization.

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HUSKYLEAD SERIES:  The Michigan Tech HuskyLEAD series is about to kick–off for fall semester.  The purpose of these workshops is to educate and elevate the leadership development of our student organization officers and their members.  We hope that students attending will build understanding and skills needed for leadership within their student organization, as well as in other areas of their life.  The sessions begin on Tuesday, October 11 and meet every Tuesday at 6:00 pm until fall break.  Each will be held in the MUB Ballroom A1. Please encourage your student organization officers and members to attend these workshops.  Students may attend one, several, or all sessions.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Beth Lunde at blunde@mtu.edu .

Foundations of Leadership – Week 7 – Tuesday, October 11
Participants attending this session will become familiar with the liabilities and responsibilities of being a leader.  In addition, they will learn how to recognize their own strength and weaknesses along with delegation and goal-setting tips in their leadership role.

 
Roberts Rules of Order and How to Run a Meeting – Week 8 – Tuesday, October 18
Participants attending this session will become familiar with and feel comfortable using the typical meeting structure of Roberts Rules of Order and will learn the best techniques and practices in how to run a meeting.
Teamwork – Week 9 – Tuesday, October 25
Participants attending this interactive session will become familiar with managing group dynamics and working through conflict management and understanding others perspectives through various techniques and tips.
Event Planning/Logistics – Week 10 – Tuesday, November 1
Participants attending this session will have a better understanding of how to plan large and small scale events. They will also understand what resources and opportunities are available to student organizations to enhance their success.
Utilizing Advisors – Week 11 – Tuesday, November 8
Participants attending this session will understand how to better utilize their organization advisor(s) and their role.  In addition, they will learn what advisors can and cannot do for the organization.

 
Time Management – Week 12 – Tuesday, November 15
Participants attending this session will be able to learn how to put sleep back into their schedule, through various exercises focusing on balancing academic, extracurricular activities, and other responsibilities.

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POST GRADUATION CAREER BLITZ:  Come to the Grad/Med School Career Blitz on Monday, October 17 for free guidance involving Post-Graduate education options.  Academic Advisor Stacy Cotey will be hosting the Career blitz from 6-8pm in Fisher 129.  The session for Graduate school is from 6-7pm.  The session for Med school will be from 7-8pm.  This is a great opportunity to figure out what steps to take to continue your education; we hope to see everyone there!  Sydney Bruestle  slbruest@mtu.edu

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LEADERSHAPE APPS:  LeaderShape applications are available and due on November 4.  For more information and to apply, please go to www.leadership.mtu.edu.

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FILM BOARD:  This week Film Board is showing Transformers 3 (in 3D) in Fisher 135. It will be shown on Friday and Saturday at 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30 pm. Tickets are $3 each with a Tech ID and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents.  If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Carissa Lindeman, at clindema@mtu.edu.
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KEWEENAW SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA:  The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra will be performing Tales from the Dark Side on Saturday, October 15, 2011 beginning at 7:30 pm, at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts.  General Admission $15, and there is no cost for Michigan Tech Students.  For tickets, call 906-487-2073, go online at tickets.mtu.edu, or visit Ticketing Operations at Michigan Tech’s Student Development Complex (SDC). 

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